The men of steel with a softer side
Tata, the Indian company that owns Tetley Tea and Jaguar Land Rover, prides itself on its ethics – 66% of the business is owned by charities. Its unique character was shaped by the passions of its founder Jamsetji Tata and his successors.
Towards the end of the 19th Century, Indian businessman Jamsetji Tata walked into one of Mumbai’s most expensive hotels – but, so the story goes, he was told to leave because of the colour of his skin.
Legend has it that he was so incensed he decided to build his own hotel – a better one that would welcome Indian guests.
Courtesy : Porus Homi Havewala